Lahontan Cutthroats Stocked in Lake Tahoe

October 19, 2019 By: Erin Block

For the first time, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex will stock several thousand large (12-14”) Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into their home waters of Lake Tahoe. “The Lahontan cutthroat trout is the only trout native to the Lake Tahoe Basin. What was once a top predator in the area was thought to be extinct. Now, over the course of three days about 5,000 fish will be placed in Lake Tahoe.”  Read more via 2 News.